This wouldn't even be an issue if the damn local news didn't report on it. 3 cars?! A night of drunken stupidity. Now it's going to be trending.
Both you and AC articulated what I was starting to *feel* regarding beta. I have so many users who rebel against upgrades just because they're different; I just wanted some good reasons why the beta sucks.
As I use it just a little bit, the UI was obviously designed by blind monkeys, or perhaps just committee. I have to scroll and scroll and scroll, and yet there is so much wasted space around comments. Add to that the fact that replies don't load automatically, and I have to populate the reply subject. I see nothing good about this "upgrade."
Now I see the problem. My 7 digit UID doesn't show up! How else can I prove my old-timer cred?!
Perhaps I don't visit Slashdot as much as I used to, but I just looked at the site through beta to see what the fuss is about. Perhaps my eyes don't move in the right way, but is it the additional ads that I ignore on the right-hand side? I'm not defending beta, I'm just asking for additional education about what makes it so bad other than being different.
I actually own a Windows phone, and it sucks that Google's acting like jerks. But really, what goes around, comes around.
I would say joining the board of an anti-gay marriage group would qualify as "actively campaigning." I have many opinions to which I do not contribute my time or money.
I always think of PETA as having the same extreme mindset as the NRA.
I've been using Pale Moon (a Firefox derivative) for about a year now as my primary browser, and I'm very happy with it. It has some stuff stripped out of it that seems to make it more stable, and there's a 64-bit version. http://www.palemoon.org/ for more info.
This is Amercia, so there are additional steps.
Step 8: ???
Step 9: Profit!
In Soviet Russia we had an easy access to raw chemicals and a different mindset.
You got the joke wrong.
I just don't want people to dismiss WP out-of-hand because it's Microsoft. They have foisted plenty of crap products on an unwitting public, but the WP7 is not one of them. It's a good product, that isn't for everyone, but it doesn't suck.